Fighting Diabetes Chair
Janet Akinduro is a fourth-year Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate at Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU). Before pharmacy school, she attended the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) where she received her Bachelor of Science degree. Janet was exposed to the world of pharmacy during her undergraduate years. She served as the Community Service Co-Chair for the UMCP Pre-Pharmacy Society. Janet’s passion for pharmacy has grown through her experiences such as working as a Pharmacy Intern. She continues to advocate for the profession and serve the underserved through community service.
Janet’s participation in the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) began prior to starting at NDMU in the fall of 2014. Janet helped to charter the NDMU SNPhA chapter and served as the President-elect and President from 2015-2017. There is no family like the SNPhAmily. She has found a home within SNPhA as she joins other passionate students to break down barriers to improve minority representation within pharmacy and give a voice to those who cannot advocate for themselves.
As a member of Phi Lambda Sigma-Delta Beta Chapter and President of Bethel Campus Fellowship (NDMU Chapter), Janet has had numerous leadership experiences that have prepared her to serve as the 2017-2018 National Diabetes Chair. To create better communities as illustrated in the 2017-2018 presidential theme, “Connecting the P.I.E.C.E.S”, she vows to devote herself to this new position and empower SNPhA members by creating national opportunities to educate and serve patients
In her free time, Janet enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family. She is urging members of SNPhA to reach out with ideas and goals for the National Diabetes Initiative. Janet would like SNPhA members to know that they are the true leaders of SNPhA. SNPhA does not exist without its members and, as we proceed into the 2017-2018 academic year, she is ready to work with each chapter to help increase the organization’s impact in the lives of those at the center of the SNPhA’s mission.